Wines from Umbria

Known as the Green Heart of Italy, Umbria has a deep-rooted wine tradition, and despite recent earthquakes their wines are on the rise Umbria, in central Italy, is a region of lush rolling hills, hilltop villages and iconic historic towns. Nestling in the heart of the Italian peninsula, it is landlocked by Tuscany, Le Marche and Lazio, and is the More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
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Drink Italia! Fiano

If you fancy changing up your Pinot Grigio, fruity Fiano wines from the sunny south could be just what you are looking for… Native to Campania, the Fiano grape (in its DOCG appellation Fiano di Avellino) is More...

Prosecco and fruit juice
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, April 8th, 2019
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Women’s Day cocktail

This is Mario Matassa’s variation on the classic Mimosa cocktail (champagne and orange juice), though of course we are using prosecco instead of champagne… Serves 4-6 Preparation time 5 minutes Ingredients: • More...

Sassicaia barrels tenuta san guido, Maremma, Tuscany
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, March 11th, 2019
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Super Tuscany

Tuscany’s Alta Maremma – once a malaria-infested swamp – has become a mecca for hedonists the world over. Anna Blomefield finds out why… Photos by Anna Blomefield unless otherwise stated The vineyard at More...

Drinking prosecco
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, March 11th, 2019
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Drink Italia! Prosecco

The past few years have seen Prosecco become the go-to party fizz, but don’t let the lighthearted bubbles fool you: premium Prosecco is in a class of its own. We take a look… Glera, the Prosecco grape variety, More...

Barolo vineyard Piedmont italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, February 4th, 2019
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Drink Italia! Nebbiolo wines

We celebrate the sophistication of northern Italy’s splendid Nebbiolo grape, from world-renowned Barolo to the more accessible and wallet-friendly Nebbiolo wines of the region Barolo vineyards in Piedmont by More...

Wine at Christmas
By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, December 23rd, 2018
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Drink Italia! The best wines for Christmas

Here’s our round up of really special Italian drinks to take you through the rest of the festive season and all its celebrations! Photo by Getty   A well-chosen drinks menu is essential for an exceptional More...

Mionetto
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, December 13th, 2018
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Time to sparkle

Mionetto. More than just a Prosecco. Here we explain why… In the heart of the Veneto Valley, where Prosecco originated, is Valdobbiadene, the home of premium Prosecco brand Mionetto. Founded in 1887 by master More...

White wine
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
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Drink Italia! White Wines of Tuscany

Though famous for its fine red wines, from Chianti to the Super Tuscans, this region also produces excellent but lesser-known white wines. We take a look… Tuscany is famous for so many reasons. It’s the region More...

Franciacorta vineyards Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
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Fizz in Franciacorta

Sarah Rodrigues has a sparkling time on the southern shores of Lake Iseo, where they produce champagne-method wines to rival the best… Images by Sarah Rodrigues unless otherwise stated Franciacorta vineyards   “Why More...